Ye Antientist Burial Ground Granite St & Hempstead St, New London, CT06320 Dating back to 1652, Ye Antientist Burial Ground is one of the oldest graveyards in the region. The city maintained it…More until 1793, and families owning plots continued to manage it until 1845. The site overlooks the Thames River, and Benedict Arnold is said to have stood nearby to observe the British attacks on Fort Griswold and New London in 1781.
As the third defensive structure to occupy this New London site, Fort Trumbull's present stone fortress was built…More between 1839 and 1852. The first fort was attacked by British forces, led by Benedict Arnold, in 1781, ultimately causing the defenders to evacuate as New London was burned.
After serving as the site for Civil War training, the first Coast Guard academy, and a Cold War military research institute, the fort was transferred to the state of Connecticut and opened as its newest state park in 2000.
Guided summer tours include the fort and an exhibit hall, but visitors may explore the grounds and use a fishing pier throughout the year.